Who are we?
The Green Key award is the hospitality industry's standard for excellence in the field of environmental responsibility and sustainable operation. This prestigious ecolabel represents a commitment by businesses that their premises adhere to the strict code of environmental regulations as stipulated by the Foundation for Environmental Education. A Green Key stands for a hotel’s guarantee to its guests that by opting to stay with such a hotel they are helping to make a difference on an environmental level. The high environmental standards expected of these hotels are maintained through rigorous testing and frequent spot-checks.
What do we do?
The Green Key exists first and foremost to raise awareness of environmental and sustainability issues within the tourism industry and aims to create behavioural changes amongst guests, staff and suppliers world-wide.
Positive environmental credentials are becoming more and more important to travellers when they are trying to decide on a place to stay. The Green Key symbolises a commitment to the environment which is extremely attractive to potential guests.
We put huge focus on informing visitors about the measures being taken by an establishment towards being more environmentally friendly, ensuring such information is readily available to the guests and that the staff operating there are trained in the most environmentally conscious practices.
The Green Key is constantly searching for new and sustainable methods of operation and technology in a bid to reduce the overall use of energy, water and waste.